July performance of cattle finished sati
July performance of cattle finished satisfactory but the high temperature did slow performance. According to USDA figures steers were placed on feed at 747 pounds and finished at 318 pounds, gained $3.55 lbs daily for the 161 day feeding period. Cost of gain was $110.02 per hundred weight which was $3.01 higher than June.
Heifers were placed on feed weighing 697 pounds and marketed at 1204 pounds, gaining 3.21 lbs daily for the 158 day feeding period, cost of gain was $113.51 per hundred weight which was $3.40 above June.
Cost of gain varies thruout the area due to the variation in ration costs.
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